He’s the man who revolutionised modern film scores with a creative approach to music-making, sonic experimentation and sound utilisation that helps some of the biggest directors to tell their stories. This month we’re overwhelmingly honoured to speak to one of the greatest composers on the planet: Hans Zimmer. In our ten-page interview we talk to Hans about his recent work with Spitfire Audio (read our review) – co-creating a remarkable assortment of production and studio tools – as well as his incredible career in soundtracking. Elsewhere this issue, Dave Gale takes us through the legacy of the vocoder, we report on this year’s Superbooth show in Berlin and speak to its progenitor Andreas Schneider about his views on modular synthesis and its integral place in the music technology world. We’ve also got our usual tutorials, tips and reviews. Enjoy the issue!
MusicTech 184 includes:
- Hans Zimmer – The legendary composer on his career in film scoring.
- Interviews – Electro-pop star Julie Kathryn aka I Am Snow Angel tells us about boarding the MOTHERSHIP, her forthcoming new album. Brit award-winning producer Charlie Andrew tells us about his career and ongoing collaborations with alt-j and Superbooth founder Andreas Schneider talks the success of the massive modular expo.
- Tutorials – We tackle recording, mixing and editing vocals in Ableton Live, using track alternatives in Logic Pro X, beat sequencers in Cubase and using MIDI in Pro Tools.
- Reviews – We review the Korg Monologue, Universal Audio OX, Leaf Audio Microphonic Soundbox, Rob Papen’s Go2 virtual synth, Audionamix XTRAX STEMS and many more in our expanded reviews section.
- DVD – 4GB of loops, samples and videos including Latin Afro Riffs, Reggaeton construction kits, songwriting in Ableton Live, Dub & Siren FX and more.